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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
February 18, 2018
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
The administration of President Donald Trump recently announced a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels to bolster, one assumes, a dying...
February 18, 2018 - 10:00am
February 10, 2017
Communication errors and conversations
If you have ever read any of my articles before, you can probably tell that I am quite particular with how I phrase things. Now, in another country, I am learning that communication can be a bit more complicated when you are with people who aren't native speakers of English, despite...
February 10, 2017 - 6:00am
January 28, 2017
What kind of bible vibes do you have?
There are some experiences that give people stereotypes or affect how others view them. In the U.S., those lines were clearly defined to me. However, in this different culture, I have started to realize that it's less black and white and based more on other factors than society's...
January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 22, 2016
'God can provide us with hope, even when the circumstances aren't so hopeful'
We can't always control our circumstances, but we can always hope, and God will guide us down the right path if we let Him. It might turn out different than expected, and it's hard to see this through the chaos. Despite this, I am glad to see how it has worked in my life and excited...
December 22, 2016 - 12:30pm
The last words--sermons, eulogies and stories
"You ought to gather a bunch of your articles and put them in a book." Columnists get advice even when they're not asking for it. The advice I've been getting more and more is to do a book. I did that years ago under the title of The Day The World Ran Out Of Denim. It was a hassle....
December 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 15, 2016
'We're that family': Not picture perfect, but perfect for us
"We're that family," my sister Kathryn remarked once again this past Thanksgiving, as all the cousins fell off their seats, in stitches from laughing so hard at pirate jokes. This phrase has been uttered at almost every family holiday and every special event we've ever attended, or...
December 15, 2016 - 11:00am
November 30, 2016
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
In these modern days we toss around the HOMESTEAD word as if it were some kind of adventure. But 150 years ago the word had no such pleasant association. Even as realistic as people of the soil might have been, had they known the pain and hardships they would suffer, many plans would...
November 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
November 10, 2016
'Hygge', a new feeling I've had while in Denmark
There are some words in Danish that are untranslatable. For example, "sjov" or "sjovt" means both fun and funny. That can be confusing as fun and funny have different meanings in English. However, the hardest word to translate in Danish is most definitely "hygge".
November 10, 2016 - 8:41am
October 5, 2016
Some politicians really know how to stretch the chicken
Grandma was fixing a chicken dinner for four—herself, her daughter, son-in-law and one granddaughter. They were all in the kitchen together talking. Grandma has just finished cutting the chicken. The phone rang and grandma answered.
October 5, 2016 - 9:25am
August 31, 2016
We are all broken but God is GREATER in our brokenness
I'm not brave. And then I was. I was so weak. But there was God's grace. It was a fight. Tears, yelling, running, stillness, laughing, vomit, fear, waiting, hoping .... All of it was a part of the fight. It was messy. I don't like messy and then I was weak and I don't like being weak....
August 31, 2016 - 11:59am
January 7, 2013
Fan expectations high for the Bison football team next season
Still nursing another national championship hangover, many North Dakota State football fans left Frisco, Texas, Sunday with this good-bye message:...
January 7, 2013 - 8:53am
October 12, 2012
Birds and other animals are natural masters of disguise
To be seen or not to be seen -- that is the solution, not the question. With creatures great and small the world over, the colors and patterns of their coverings are much more than just protection from the elements. To be certain, few animals could survive for long without protective...
October 12, 2012 - 9:09pm
It's all about politics -- equal time for Remington target thrower
With the presidential debates currently taking place and the necessity that Democrats and Republicans receive equal time, I felt it proper to discuss this week the Remington target thrower. Recall last time we had dialogue on the Winchester thrower. These two sporting companies are...
October 12, 2012 - 9:08pm
It's dry out there! Low lake water level isn't just a local problem
I know I have not been alone in dealing with the frustrations of low water and poor public access conditions. I thought last year was bad, this year is worse, and I believe it is as bad as I can remember since fishing area waters for more than 30 years. I know I was also not alone...
October 12, 2012 - 9:06pm
A ceramic cemetery in the swamp
After seven years in the same house, the longest I have abided in one abode in my adult life, the urge to clean out the corners hit last week. If you don't move for a while, things start to accumulate. Things like trinkets. Doo-dads. Gadgets. Cords. Books. Boxes. And ceramics. Ceramics...
October 12, 2012 - 8:59pm